Intoxication may be a factor in death of woman at local hotel

An investigation into the death of a woman at the Baymont Inn and Suites, located at 5858 E Pickard Road, suggests she was heavily intoxicated before she was found dead in the pool area on Monday morning.

The sheriff's department identified the woman as Mabann Teller, 26, of Mount Pleasant. Deputies said she was found face-down in the hotel hot tub common area on Monday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical responders, according to a press release from issued by the sheriff's department.

An autopsy on the woman suggests no foul play occurred in the incident, which was initially classified as a potential suspicious death, the release states.

Isabella County Sherriff Michael Main said investigators believe the incident was caused by a high level of intoxication, but a toxicology report won't be released for another six weeks. Main added that Teller was a Mount Pleasant local, but not a student at Central Michigan University or other area colleges.

Deputies are working to retrieve video of the pool deck area – the location of the hot tub and Teller’s death, according to the release. That part may prove difficult: because of technical issues with the recording hardware, it is unknown whether video evidence of Teller’s death exists.

The department is sending available recording devices to a forensics team in an effort to retrieve the data, Main said. 

Investigators are still trying to determine the events that led Teller to be in hot tub area.

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.